Not sheepish, but individ-ewe-al (livredor) wrote,
Not sheepish, but individ-ewe-al
livredor

What this journal needs is more controversy

This is based on several discussions I've taken part in recently, both on LJ and offline. My options are deliberately inadequate because I'm more interested in discussion in the comments than in the actual vote counts.



Poll #1330975 Mars and Venus

The differences between men and women are: A

Significant
28(49.1%)
Superficial
29(50.9%)

B

Mythical
10(18.2%)
Objectively real
45(81.8%)

C

A product of particular culture
39(78.0%)
Invariable for the whole of humanity
11(22.0%)

When deciding how to treat men and women, we should:

Base decisions on the way things are, even if that is unfair.
11(21.2%)
Be as fair and just as possible, even if that means going against biology.
41(78.8%)

In the society I'm part of:

It's better to be a man
25(45.5%)
It's better to be a woman
1(1.8%)
Women and men have different experiences, but neither is obviously better or worse
28(50.9%)
It doesn't make an important difference
1(1.8%)

In my own personal life:

I am advantaged by being a man
9(16.4%)
I am advantaged by being a woman
9(16.4%)
I am disadvantaged by being a man
1(1.8%)
I am disadvantaged by being a woman
15(27.3%)
It doesn't make much difference
21(38.2%)

Ticky!

Binary gender assumptions ate my grandparent, you insensitive clod!
29(100.0%)


PS I don't have time for nature versus nurture arguments; it's part of human biology that we are members of societies, so it's natural that we are subject to social pressure.

PPS There are various flavours of genderqueer and trans folk reading this journal, as well as people with a whole spectrum of opinions about feminism, so try not to be more offensive than you can help.
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